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Assam polls: EC halves campaigning ban on Sarma after he tenders apology

The Election Price Saturday reduced the 48-hour marketing campaign ban imposed on Assam minister and BJP chief Himanta Biswa Sarma to 24 hours after he tendered an “unconditional apology” and assured the pollpanel that he will abide by the provisions of the mannequin code.

The BJP chief now can originate campaigning from the evening.

He became once on Friday before all the pieces barred from campaigning-connected actions till April 4 for allegedly making threatening remarks in opposition to Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) chief Hagrama Mohilary.

Canvassing for the third and final phase of Assam assembly elections involves an pause on the evening of April 4. The final phase of polling will be held on April 6.

In his illustration to the Election Price on Saturday, Sarma had pleaded to decrease the ban to 24 hours on the ground that he’s himself a candidate in the constituency which is scheduled to head for polls on Tuesday.

The EC repeat acknowledged in his illustration, Sarma requested the pollpanel to “score my honest remorse and assurance of abiding MCC in future, and, be further jubilant to decrease the interval of debarment from election marketing campaign from 48 hours to 24 hours”.

The EC acknowledged after pondering his “unconditional apology and assurance/project”, it has determined to alter its April 2 repeat and “decrease the interval of debarment from election marketing campaign from 48 hours to 24 hours to the manufacture that permission would be granted for keeping any public conferences, public processions, public rallies, avenue shows by the concerned district administration authorities, the place you are anticipated or seemingly to procure part.”

The Congress had approached the EC demanding action in opposition to Sarma for his commentary that Mohilary would be sent to jail by central probe company NIA if he does “extremism” with rebellion chief M Batha.

The BPF is an ally of the Congress in Assam. It became once beforehand with the BJP.

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